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Lydia

Music City Booking presents

Lydia

Jared & The Mill, Cherry Pools

Sat · August 4, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 18 and over

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Lydia
Lydia
Formed in 2003...
by frontman/guitarist Leighton Antelman in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert, Arizona, the indie rock band known as Lydia has spent the last decade-plus recording, touring and taking its music well beyond the American Southwest.

With its most recent offering, Run Wild, Antelman, Matt Keller and Justin Camacho took a very organic approach to writing – one in which the music just sort of came together on its own. “We all pretty much have our own mini studios in our separate houses,” Antelman explains. “So we tend to write songs on our own. For whatever reason, we've never really been a band that gets into a room and jam it out. I usually get as many ideas as I can together and then I throw them at the team and see what sticks. I still genuinely don’t really know why certain songs stick and others don’t, but I go for a quantity of ideas and let the pieces fall as they may. The songs seem to come out as they please.”

Run Wild was produced by Aaron Marsh (of Copeland) and Colby Wedgeworth, both of whom Lydia has previously worked with. “The thing we had never done was use two producers for one record,” says Antelman. “I always think you should be experimenting with everything in your life. Who knows, we might use four on the next record or we might use none. I genuinely don't have anything that's a ‘deal breaker’ when creating in the studio.” Lydia’s main goal is to evoke emotion – no matter what emotion it is. “I don't care what specific feeling that is…it just has to pull on some things inside you, change your DNA around for a bit,” he adds. “That's how a song makes the cut or gets thrown to the curb these days. If what you do can make the audience feel genuine emotions, I think you've done your job.”

Since the release of Run Wild, Lydia has received coverage from some of the top publications and had the video for the track “When It Gets Dark Out” picked up by major media outlets such as MTV, AXS TV and Yahoo Music. They added another headline tour to their resume, adding to a list that already included extensive headline and support tours across the US, Canada and UK, as well as the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and the Bamboozle Festival.

Lydia will head out again this fall on a headline tour that will see the group adding special elements to their usual performance. “We've had the idea of doing this with some extra players and live strings on stage for a little while now,” enthuses Antelman. “We'll be playing music from all of our releases over the years. We're all really excited to see what makes it onto the stage and into the show. That's a really fun part about putting together a new tour.”
Jared & The Mill
Jared & The Mill
We’re five best friends from Arizona.



We love our land, we love the desert, we love the mountains, we love the people. We love each other. We love bonfires and chili lights and Sonoran dogs (look it up). We love dive bars with neon signs and carne asada tacos at 3am. We love dirty jokes, we love asking each other what we think about things, we love margaritas, we love Van Halen and Jimmy Buffett as much as we love Simon & Garfunkel and Kendrick Lamar. We love dogs, we love our van Tamata (think "tomato" with a western accent), we love you. It's true.



We’ve released 3 EPs and an album and played everywhere from Macon, Georgia, to Djibouti, Africa (long story, ask us about it). We’ve been lucky enough to headline a few tours and share stages with some lovely people like The War on Drugs, Zac Brown Band, Allen Stone and Ron Pope, to name a few. We’ve played arenas, theaters, clubs and dirty dive bars. Along the way we’ve seen our fan base grow steadily and learned a few things about traveling the country in a van (for example, never forget to fill up on gas in Ft. Stockton, West Texas).



We've literally done everything to this point without a whole lot of assistance and our music and demeanor reflects that authenticity. In our sound and in our show we are unabashedly ourselves and that's why we can pull off the smallest introspective folk tune in the crowd or a loud guitar spastic rock tune on stage.



We’ve spent maybe too much time on the road but we fucking love performing. We’ve grown up relying on ourselves and each other through heartbreak, personal struggle, and missing holidays and special moments at home. The show we put on brings people together in the most genuine way we can, singing with everybody in the crowd, having people’s arms around one another howling, being honest about regrets and accepting others.



We care a lot. We’ve visited fans in the hospital and gone outside and played for kids too young to get into venues. We love and care for everyone who gives us their trust and love and ears to play for. We're liberal-minded and that's ok. We confront opposition, we're not violent, we believe in understanding and celebrate people's differences. We want to spread open-mindedness and caring with our music and at our shows cuz that shit’s badass. Our message is one of acceptance, not in a circle-sitting-Kumbaya bullshit way, but in a way of acknowledging that we all have shit we regret, and we all have passions and opinions, and it's up to all of us to filter through our flaws and our regrets to find ourselves.



Don’t judge other people, do your best to have a good time in life, and care about everybody. Like "everybody" everybody.



We recorded some new songs in Joshua Tree and plan on releasing a few of them over the next few months with a full album on the way. The songs are diverse—as diverse as we are being individual members of the band, and as diverse as the range of emotions we discover in our time on the road and at home. It’s easy to want to avoid a broad set of stories for a record, to want to have a vibe or feeling that it conveys as a whole; but, this time around we decided to expose ourselves and our story for anybody to hear and to unabashedly be ourselves.



See ya down the road. Keep Howlin’…
Cherry Pools
Cherry Pools
bad boys from heaven.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/